The Puffco Peak Pro was an ode to a game changing original. The 2018 Peak came with advanced features and a unique device design. The Pro leveled up with an updated with new heating element, real-time temperature control, and wireless charging.
The Peak Pro has 3 main components – the glass piece (which definitely resembles its namesake – a peak) which may be filled with water for smoother and cooler hits. Then there is the stable device base, outlined with an LED ring – indicating the Peak Pro’s current status/temperature level.
The final main piece of the Peak Pro is the ceramic coil – it has gold plated connections and a sensor that monitors the bowl’s temperature allowing the Peak to make automatic power adjustments and keep the bowl’s temperature precise at all times. There’s also the Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber, which is a separate piece, and features heat-sensing capability for better temperature accuracy, even heating from all sides and the bottom of the ceramic cup, and requires 30% less power for bigger concentrates, while delivering way more flavor.
The Vista Mini 2 is one of the smaller concentrate rigs available, it measures only 6 inches tall and 2 inches wide. But what it lacks in size it definitely makes up for in build quality, relative performance, and affordability.
For a device at this price, most would usually expect a few mishaps in the details. In contrast, the Vista Mini 2 looks elegant and feels pretty stable, with a one-button interface, and some stylish engraving to it. A noticeable feature is the clear carb cap that gives us a beautiful glance of the vapor during sessions.
Performance-wise, the Vista Mini 2 has a quartz embedded atomizer placed on the top of the vape. This is unique since most concentrate rigs have them on the side. The Vista heats up in a quick 8 seconds, and the resulting vapor is light, and well-cooled by the extendable mouthpiece.
The Vista Mini is also compatible with a Qi wireless charger. Meaning you can leave it charging and it’ll be ready anytime. The Vista Mini 2 has a very great value/performance ratio – making it a great travel E-rig or a first for beginners.
The G-Pen Connect is an e-Nail that is compatible with any water pipe with a 14mm down stem. It’s sleekly designed and conveniently modular – each of the Connect’s main pieces attaches magnetically, including the lid which replaces the traditional carb cap.
The G Pen connect is a simple, straightforward device with a near-zero learning curve and is great if you already have a trusty water pipe.
The ceramic coil produces a light, flavorful vapor at the lowest of its 3 settings and gradually becomes denser the higher up you go. The middle (green) setting is the most balanced. If you’re up for, even more, there’s also the manual heating feature which boosts the device to its hottest temperature – yet still produces dense vapor that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Needless to say, it’s definitely trickier to get those results with just a torch.
The XMAX QOMO is probably the e-Rig newbie’s best friend. Priced at only $89, the QOMO comes with features we usually find on pricer devices. The QOMO features a mini water bubbler, a ceramic cup chamber with three temperature settings, an LED light indicator, and a 1350mAh battery that charges via USB-C.
The mini water bubbler holds just enough water to better cool the vapor, yet not so much that it becomes somewhat of a hassle on a small device. The included ceramic coil produces an above-average vapor quality that’s pretty decently flavored. For optimum flavor, stick to the lowest temperature setting.
Standing at only 12.7cm tall, the QOMO classifies as a micro E-rig, one that you can take with you on trips or parties. The QOMO is a great device to get your bearings on and get familiar with the consumption of concentrates and the maintenance of an E-rig. All the QOMO’S parts are easily removable for cleaning and improved storage.
The Dr Dabber Switch is a device that’s everything except subtle – in fact, at 10 inches tall and 13 with the bubbler attached – it’s definitely a show stopper. On top of that, the Switch is leading the charge in induction heating
This advanced heating method essentially electromagnets to heat up coils, inside of which is a receptacle that holds the concentrate. Induction heating allows the device to heat to any temperature from 300°F to 800+°F in a record 3-4 seconds. The Switch is also one of the few handheld concentrate rigs compatible with dry herb.
The Switch is definitely a device to covet, constructed with premium materials and with a stacked kit to match – all this plus consistently good vapor production each time: make the Switch pretty worth its $$$.
While most devices have most of their electronic parts located at the base and the bubblers are set above the battery. The Pulsar Rök literally flips that design on its head, the Rök’s borosilicate glass bubbler and beaker sit at the base of the device. the beaker also houses a disc percolator which helps filter the vapor even more.
For the best results, the Pulsar Rök has a ‘coil-less’ quartz bowl which has the attributes of both quartz rod coils and ceramic coils. Resulting in a fast heat-up time while preserving the purity and flavor of the concentrate. There’s also RöK / Session Mode; which holds your chosen temperature for 30 seconds – eliminating the need to hold down the power button at each draw
The 1350mAh battery on the Pulsar Rök is good for twenty-five to thirty sessions – and charges in a couple of hours via Micro-USB.